This Day In Sport – December 16

They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!

We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day on the Ladbrokes Blog.

So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great and important sporting moments in This Day In Sport!

2019 – Release the Brees

Drew Brees from the New Orleans Saints became the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes as he threw four scores to lead the Saints to a 34-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

The scoring strike, which would break Peyton Mannings record of 539 career touchdown passes came in the third quarter as Brees hit tight end Josh Hill for a 5-yard score.

On achieving the record, Bress told the Associated Press  “It just kind of makes your whole life and career flash before your eyes because I never thought I’d have a chance to be part of something like this.”

2006 – Gilly gets Silly

On day 3 of the third Test against England at the WACA, Adam Gilchrist smashed out the second fastest century in Test histroy.

Gilly would only need 57 deliveries to reach the ton, only just missing out on Viv Richards’ record which was set in 1985-86, managing to conjure up a century in just 56 halls against England in Antigua.

The fast tonne from Gilchrist consited of 14 fours and four sixes.

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